Sarah's Tips

May 14, 2018

Who Pays for what | Sarah’s Tips | Idaho Wedding Photographer | Sarah Tapp Photography

You’re engaged! CONGRATULATIONS! Getting married is SO exciting! The ring is so pretty and you get to marry your best friend! And let’s not forget putting together the wedding of your dreams! There is so much to think about when planning a wedding. So many little details and decisions. So, I’ve put together a list of who pays for what. This will help you at least get started planning and knowing who to talk to about each specific item.

~ The Bride or Bride’s family pays for ~

Groom’s ring

Wedding dress




Bride’s families’ attire

Vendors including photographer, caterer, dj, venue, coordinator, videographer, cake artist and any other vendors providing service or materials for the ceremony and reception


~ The Groom or Groom’s family pays for ~

Bride’s engagement ring and wedding band

Marriage license/officiant’s fee

Groom’s tux/suit

Groom’s families’ attire

Florals including bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and centerpieces if applicable


Luncheon/Rehearsal Dinner


~ Bridesmaids/Groomsmen pay for ~

Their own attire

Bachelor party

Wedding shower



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